Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

The Dunkirk Common Council approved a resolution donating upwards of $5,000 to the Dunkirk Little League for bleachers and scoreboards for new ball fields at Wright Park. Council members noted that the city has already pitched in toward the project, but feels the extra money is warranted due to the excellent job the organization does for the city’s young people.

Thirty years ago – 1983

In the Air Force Tops in Blue Talent contest held recently at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, Airman SRA Melissa Schoener of Westfield on first place female solo award for her rendition of “Home” from “Whiz” and she and her partner won the first place duet award for “We Got Tonight.” The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Schoener, Melissa was also given the “Best of Show Award” for her “Home” solo.

Forty years ago – 1973

A meeting, open to all interested persons, will be held tonight at the Dunkirk Free Library to discuss the organization of a Dunkirk Historical Society.

Fifty years ago – 1963

George Brisky, who operates Brisky and Son Market at 325 Main St., Dunkirk has constructed a cardboard, crinoline, plaster of Paris and sawdust steer to emphasize his product and reputation as a seller of quality meats.